The eagerly awaited Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi has revealed the sizzling menus of this year’s event, with a feast of signature dishes and innovative tastes from Melbourne and Australia-wide favourites. The bustling Asian street food festival will return to Birrarung Marr from 8-25 November, filling the riverside air with spicy, salty and sweet aromas as over twenty sizzling hawker-style stalls take Melbournians on a vibrant flavour journey through Asia.
The Night Noodle Markets will once again bring together the best parts of Melbourne’s multicultural flavours, celebrating and fusing cuisines from across Asia in one atmospheric, open-air affair. Crowd-favourites Hoy Pinoy, Gelato Messina, Puffle, POKLOL, Mr. Miyagi, N2 Extreme Gelato, Wonderbao and Black Star Pastry will be joined by exciting newcomers Bao
Brothers, Son in Law, Red Spice Road, Oriental Teahouse X David’s, Miso Fresh Food Truck and ZOMG SANDO.
Melbournians can explore the markets, ticking destinations off their culinary bucket list and indulging in unique, not-to-be
missed dishes including (but certainly not limited to):
● Bangkok Street Food – Signature grill pork ball and ‘Long Potato’, deep fried long potato
● Bao Brothers – ‘THE EASY 3’, three fluffy steamed buns filled with pork belly, fried chicken and tofu, and ‘loaded
sweet potato fries’ with plum ketchup, kewpie mayo, sesame seeds, and spring onions
● Chinese Dim Sum King – ‘Chinese Dim Sum King Dumplings’ with prawn, chives with prawn, mushroom, and
● Donburi Station – ‘Tokyo Taco’, Fusion beef taco served with salsa and toppings on rice
● Flying Noodles – ‘Way of Dragon’, Pork belly slow charcoal grilled with honey soy sauce, Black pepper, garlic,
onion, tamarind paste, served with selected veggies
● Hoy Pinoy – ‘Cebu-style Lechon’, chopped and served on rice with atchara and spiced vinegar
● Hoy Pinot Cart – ‘Inihaw Na Manok’, BBQ chicken skewers with traditional glaze and ‘Inihaw Na Baboy’ BBQ pork
belly skewers with banana ketchup glaze
● Miso Fresh – ‘Soba Noodles’ with mixed salad and edamame, pickled cabbage, seaweed salad drizzled with soy
● Mr. Miyagi – ‘Truffle Wagyu Beef Japa-dawg’ Panko crumbed Wagyu beef-cheek 5+ score, Burgundy onion jam,
black truffle potato puree, truffled Japanese mayo in a soft bao roll
● Nem N’ Nem – ‘Bun Thit Nuong – Vermicelli Rice Noodle Salads’, with char-grilled chicken chilli lemongrass or
tofu satay served with fresh Vermicelli rice noodle, lettuce, fresh herbs and nuoc cham dressing
● Oriental Teahouse X David’s – ‘Shanghainese Sticky Pork Belly and Chat Potatoes’, David’s famous braised
Shanghainese sticky pork belly served with soy bean and bok choy salad on rice
● POKLOL x Puffle – ‘Mac N Goreng’, Mac N Cheese with a Mi Goreng twist, ‘KFC Cheese Puffle’, Korean fried
chicken stuffed inside a cone-shaped egg-filled cheese waffle, topped with Japanese mayo and shallots
● Raijin – Ramen noodles in a unique no soup style, topped with either ginger chicken, karaage chicken or miso
tofu and original soy tahini Ramen sauce
● Red Spice Road – ‘Korean Chilli Corn Dogs’, served with ssamjang mayo and apple kimchi
● Sambal Kampung – Roti Canai flat bread with Rendang beef or curry chicken
● Sash Japanese – ‘Sake Buttermilk Chicken Nuggets’, fried chicken tenders, smoked chipotle wasabi salt, maple
syrup and mayonnaise
● Shallot Thai – ‘Crackling Pork Noodle’, roasted pork belly in caramelised sauce with boiled egg noodles
● Son in Law – ‘Spicy Deep-Fried Chicken Ribs’, topped with house made seasoning dried mix (spicy, zesty), spring
onion, red chillies, served with Thai classic sauce
● Teppanyaki Noodles – Authentic Yakisoba with sizzling chicken, beef or vegetables
● The Wagyu – Japanese Wagyu curry
● Twistto – ‘Original Korean Twist Potato’, fresh potato, hand cut into a tornado shape, twisted on a stick, deep
fried and finished with various seasonings
● Wonderbao – ‘Gua bao’, Korean fried chicken, roast pork belly, or teriyaki tofu
● Yan Can BBQ – ‘Jai Pie’, fried individual chicken breast with special Chinese pepper seasoning
● ZOMG Sando – Japanese deep-fried beef Wagyu sirloin or pork tenderloin done ZOMG sando style.
With savoury tastes fully satisfied, Night Noodle Markets is also taking care of sweet-toothed Melbournians:
● Black Star Pastry – ‘Strawberry Watermelon Cake’, two layers of almond dacquoise, rose-scented cream,
watermelon, strawberries and garnished with pistachios and dried rose petals
● N2 Extreme Gelato – ‘Matcha Mugcake’, warm matcha mug cake, with matcha gelato, matcha and red bean jelly
● Waffleland – ‘Cheeky Monkey’, fresh baked waffle stick served with peanut butter and ice cream topped with fresh
bananas, pretzels and drizzled with caramel syrup and wafer sticks
● Gelato Messina – The Gelato Gods adventure by Jeepney through the Philippines with their ‘The Jolli P’ – Mango
salsa, mango jellies, peach jellies, and condensed milk Chantilly cream topped with Graham Cracker crumb; ‘Brazo
De Messina’ – layers of Pandan gelato, baked meringue and condensed milk custard sandwiched between a
Graham Cracker crust; ‘Thrila from Manila’ – brown sugar banana gelato and banana bread wrapped in filo pastry,
deep fried then topped with custard and chocolate peanut butter crumb; ‘Allo Allo’ – Caramel leche flan, caramel
syrup, caramel sauce, toasted milk crumb, caramel shaved ice, evaporated milk and dulche de leche gelato.
The spice and smoke will be matched by entertainment, music and a host of interactive spaces to complete the experience.
Citi is once again treating their customers to the best seats in Birrarung Marr during Night Noodle Markets, with the return of Citi VIP. Citi customers will have the opportunity to pre-book a table in the Citi VIP space via an online booking system. Table bookings will be available for Citi customers 72 hours in advance of each night of the Night Noodle Markets, with walk-ups available on the night. The popular Citi concierge service is also back this year enabling Citi customers to avoid the queues and enjoy food delivered right to their table.
South Australian winery Brand’s Laira will bring the best of Coonawarra to Melbourne with a pop-up Cellar Door, allowing
guests to navigate their way through the markets cuisine while enjoying a glass of delicious Brand’s Laira wine. For an experience with a more creative twist, Brand’s Laira will host a series of exclusive Paint & Sip sessions, where market-goers
will have the opportunity to create their very own masterpiece, inspired by the vineyards of Coonawarra. Paint & Sip seats
are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Visit www.corkandchroma.com.au/product-category/melbourne to reserve a spot.
The James Squire Night Terrace will showcase the character-full range of one of the best craft beers in the country on tap, while Spring’s favourite drink Pimm’s can be enjoyed in the beautiful Pimm’s Garden bar and at general bars for just $10, or in a jug with a Pimm’s picnic rug for $34. For the first time in Sydney, the Amplify KOMBUCHA BAR is offering festival goers bottomless tasty, brewed Kombucha on the house.
To make things quick and easy, the markets are also cash-free so guests can spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the night – all major cards are accepted. Good Food $50 cash cards can also be purchased on the night from The Age information hub, found on the lower terrace, and can be used at any Good Food Guide restaurant as well as the Night Noodle Markets. Visit www.goodfoodgiftcard.com.au for more info.
Melbourne Night Noodle Markets Opening Times:
Monday and Tuesday – 5pm – 9pm
Wednesday and Thursday – 5pm – 10pm
Friday – 5pm – 11pm
Saturday – 4pm – 10pm
Sunday – 4pm – 9pm